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Halfway There!

The Spirit Center continues to raise our Capital Campaign revenue to provide a facility and focus on our youth to include:
- A place where our youth can strengthen their faith, educate their minds, create memories, and build their social development skills
- A place where people of other faiths can go to find their inner peace while enjoying nature's outdoor environment
- A much needed space for various retreat user groups, churches, school districts, corporations, individuals, seniors, youth, adults, teens and others
The youth facilities construction will cost more than $3.7M. We have raised over $2M, or 53% of the revenue we need. An additional $1.8M is required to meet our goal, which will enable us to break ground. Grant applications are currently being written to assist with closing the campaign. Please contact the office to learn more about how you can become involved and give a personal financial gift at this time to help our youth!

Our mission of providing a place for spiritual, educational, and social development for our youth and adults in South Texas!

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The Spirit Center - Fannie Bluntzer Nason Renewal Center, Inc.
410 Chamberlain
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
361-888-7537 (phone)
361-888-7538 (fax)


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New Board Leadership at the Spirit Center

Andy Crocker Andy Crocker, a Corpus Christ native and 4th generation family President and Co-owner of Crocker Moving & Storage,  was named President of the Fannie Bluntzer Nason Renewal Center dba  The Spirit Center  for 2015. Andy attended the University of Texas.  His past and current experiences include, Executive Board Member of the Southwest Movers Association, Chair of the Corpus Christi Education Foundation, Board Chair of the American Red Cross - Coastal Bend Texas Chapter, Chair of the local Rotary Adoption Awareness Picnic Committee, Leadership Council member of Mission of Mercy, and active participant in the local Association of Fundraising Professionals monthly programs.   Andy grew up attending a faith based summer camp in the Hill Country for over 10 years and believes our local children should have the same opportunities at a location closer to our area.

The Spirit Center Welcomes New Board Members Yvette J. Lara and Peter L. Wyro, CFRE

Yvette Lara Yvette Jaurigui Lara joined the Spirit Center Board of Directors in February 2015. Yvette is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, and a high school graduate of Incarnate Word Academy. She has a B.A. in International Relations from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Upon completion of her degree she returned to South Texas and began a career in Business Development. In addition to Business Development she has over 20 years of experience in fund development, strategic marketing, public relations and is fluent in Spanish, French and Japanese.  She works at WellMed, a leading healthcare delivery system for seniors, as a Market Specialist.  She and her husband, Randy have two children, Lauren and Austin.  Her hobbies include cooking, entertaining, volunteering and reading.

Peter Wyro Pete Wyro joined the Spirit Center Board of Directors in February 2015. Pete holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&I and master’s degree in journalism from Murray State University. After earning his degree in accounting, he accepted a commission in the regular Army as an infantry officer. Pete was named Executive Director, Texas A&I Alumni Association in 1993 and in September 1995, was hired as the first ever Executive Director for the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation. He went on to become Executive Director for the American Red Cross Coastal Bend-Texas Chapter, Corpus Christi from 2011-2014. Pete is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and co-founder of the TX, Coastal Bend Chapter of the Association on Fundraising Professionals.

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